Program Assistant
Location: Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing
Safe Haven

Description of Role: Safe Haven is a drop-in day shelter for individuals and families in need. It is open every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and offers a hot breakfast and lunch, clothing closet, computer/internet access, basic medical advice, and haircuts for those clients in need in the community. We are in search of volunteers to help the program run smoothly.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help with the preparation, service, and clean up of breakfast and lunch
  • Assist guests in the clothing closet pick out clothing for themselves and their families
  • Sort and organize clothing donations
  • Greet guests as they arrive and assist them as needed
  • Commit to a regular schedule from 9 AM to 1 PM on Thursdays


Secondary Responsibilities

  • Act as a representative of New Hope Housing while volunteering and in the community
  • Stay abreast of information current to homelessness and housing issues and trends in the Northern Virginia area
  • Check in with supervisor upon arrival 
  • Keep supervisor informed of any changes in schedule or availability
  • Maintain confidentiality 


Skills Needed:

  • Friendly, positive, professional demeanor
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn information about the Safe Haven program and New Hope Housing and relay that information to visitors
  • Ability to work with people of many different backgrounds and abilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, volunteers, and clients


Desired Experience:

  • Experience in a kitchen helpful, but not required
  • Spanish speaker desired, but not required

Address: 6165 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22044
Minimum age:18